Chennai, December 16: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of two retired senior IAS officers of Tamil Nadu cadre, Girija Vaidyanathan and K Satyagopal, to the post of Expert Member of the National Green Tribunal for a period of four years, The New Indian Express reported.

Girija Vaidyanathan belongs to the 1981 batch of the IAS. She retired from service as Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu. She holds a postgraduate degree in physics and played a key role in the formulation of rules for the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. 

K Satyagopal belongs to the 1987 batch and served as Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Administration. Known as a tough taskmaster in bureaucratic circles, he played a pivotal role in shaping the State’s disaster response following cyclone Gaja.

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